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effect the release of the Union captives at Richmond, then suffering terribly by cruelty and starvation in the filthy Libby Prison, and more horribly .on bleak Belle Isle, in the James River, in front of Richmond — circumstances which we shall consider hereafter.
Kilpatrick left camp at three o'clock on Sunday morning,
Feb. 28, parties were out, tearing up the road and destroying public property, he was. attacked by some troops that came up from Richmond, under the Maryland traitor,
this is from a sketch made by the author immediately after the evacuation of Richmond, in April, 1865, from the high bank of the James River, near the Tredegsible, cross the stream, and, attacking the Confederate capital from the south simultaneously with Kilpatrick's assault from the north, release the prisoners on Belle Isle.
Kilpatrick listened eagerly for the sound of Dahlgren's guns, but hearing nothing from his force, and being stoutly opposed when attempting to push through th